How to teach your dog to come:
Start with inside your home.
Grab a few treats and walk backwards while offering your dog one treat.
as your dog walks towards you, that you call COME. Clip a light 30-foot line to your dog’s collar and let him drag it around. Do this in a calm space without a lot of distractions.
Let the dog know that you have yummy treats or a toy that he loves to play with.
After he gets used to having the leash on him, pick up the end not attached to him and hold it.
Hold a treat between your ring finger and middle finger and have your palm open toward your dog.
Start walking backward while holding the leash, and show him the treat.
When your dog starts following you, keep the treat visible and say “come.”
When he comes toward you and tries to take the treat out of your hand, say “yes,” then give him the treat. Give him some praise or affection.
Keep walking backward, and this time, encourage him with “come” when he intends to make contact. Praise and reward him when he does.
TIP: Don’t get in the bad habit of repeating a command if your dog doesn’t respond. Remember the one-word, one-command rule: